Auction 101, Lot 94

"North America", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: North America

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.5 x 15.3 inches
31.8 x 38.9 cm

Attractive steel engraved map that is filled with political and topographical detail throughout. The borders and territories during this period are very interesting and provide insight into the rapid changes taking place at the time. The large New Mexico Territory extends between California and Texas, Alaska is Russian America, Nebraska extends to the Canadian border, Minnesota includes much of the future Dakota territory, both Washington and Oregon extend to the Continental Divide, and Oklahoma is entirely Indian Territory. No sign of Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, or the Dakotas. Names Indian nations, forts, rivers, etc. Decorative border.

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Condition: A

Toned in margins with a few short tears and chips, image very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/4/2002

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